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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME THREAD - WEEK 3

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME THREAD - WEEK 3

power270lb

A guy dropped Gaskin in my league but there's only 5 bench spots. My rbs are Zeke, Taylor, Montgomery, White and Pollard as a handcuff. Lost Ettiene, Mostert already. Other rbs on wire are Michel, sermon, Carter, Murray, Hubbard. Anyone you'd pick up?


nemoomen

Gaskin is better than White.


AtxSaiyan

And I wake up to Cooks with 21pts sitting on my bench:(


J_B21

All aboard the Chuba Hubbard train


ChadIsKenny

So I guess I drafted insane WR this year… Tyreek, Nuk, Kupp, and Cooks. Time to bide my time and get a top 3 RB soon mwahahaha


paulbreezy

Holy moly enjoy that chip my friend


ChadIsKenny

RB Situation bad and RB owners refusing trades still :(. I have Ty’son (Im a ravens fan) and Melvin Gordon right now, holding James white too. But no true RB1 upside st all there. QB is decent with Hurts and Goff, TE have Andrews and Jared Cook. D/ST Saints and Zuerlein Kicking. My WR’s in WR1-2 and FLEX have been solo carrying


PM_Your_GiGi

I wish I had your team


ChadIsKenny

Its doing great for now but I can definitely see a down week screwing me a couple times. Lack of RB points is whatll cost me a couple games and I dont want those games to be in the playoffs


PM_Your_GiGi

Trade away Gordon that’s my only suggestion. Do not trade Hurts.


CheapsBreh

Yo I'm trying to get an image made for my fantasy team. It'll take a mediocre photos hopper 5 minutes I have the images I want and just need them oveapped and one lower opacity and the other is in a video I have the time stamp and just need it pulled. I can offer 10 dollars but that's honor system promise I won't scam doe. Anywyas if anyone is interested lmk idk where else to ask.


ScorchedSynapses

I can offer my services if you need.


CheapsBreh

My friend mocked me up one not exactly what I wanted but gotta keep it for the laughs. Ty for offer.


ScorchedSynapses

Np. Check out Pixlr. It's a free picture editing site that's pretty sweet. You'd be surprised be just playing around w it a bit how much you learn to do.


CheapsBreh

Yeah ty I could make it myself too but I'm having computer issues shits complicated my pc comes in tomorrow had to factory reset laptop and it didn't fix my issue but I lose all my photo editing shit and I need it now cuz my team name is named after a player I just traded away haha but I will check it out


ScorchedSynapses

Condolences. That's a bummer. Cloud storage is also a good backup; or check out a Seagate ex drive just in case. Family photos are irreplaceable


69nicer

Hey I could do it as long as it’s cool that I do it tomorrow morning. It’s 2 am for me rn and I’m pooped


CheapsBreh

Pm or message me here tomorrow. If I don't have one made I will let you know for surem


Zzzzuniga41

Should I start Terry McLaurin or mike evans week 3 ??


Umbrellajack

Terry. But why not start both?


newbiegainz00

Should I flex hock or saquon this week boys?


Umbrellajack

Hock for floor Barley for ceiling (maybe??)


GonnAvomit

I might have to start deciding between Brandin Cooks, Ceedee Lamb, Deebo Samuel, and Darrel Henderson. Cooks seems like a must start. Crazy high floor.


the_pedigree

Didn’t you need to start Cooks several hours ago, considering he played already?


GonnAvomit

Yeah it was poorly worded. I should have said that I feel like I'm going to regret not starting Cooks over any of those. I keep not starting Cooks cause I'm scared of how bad Houston is, but it appears he's as safe as they come.


eatyourbites

I threw in Cooks at flex over a questionable Diontae and the letdown known as CEH. Think I might’ve made the right call for once


TheTruthPierce34

If they play on Thursday, always slot them in the positional spots instead of the flex just in case something happens to one of your players, you want the increased flexibility in your lineup.


eatyourbites

Good point. Doubtful CeeDee or Ja’marr Chase don’t play so I wasn’t worried about it. I’ll be thinking about that going forward though


PoutinePlays424

DJ Moore in flex for this week at 0.5ppr netted 16.5. Good start. Gonna be interesting for me this week having both McLaurin and Buffalo’s defense. Idk who imma cheer for lol


Royddit_com

Nice, but you shouldnt have started a TNF player in your flex spot. Always move to WR or RB position to maintain max FLEXibility if shit hits the fan


PoutinePlays424

Don’t matter to me. I’m too low on HBs and stacked on receivers for anything like that to be a problem. I see where you are getting at though.


Zzzzuniga41

if you had to choose between to start mike evans or Terry who would you go w ? I’m debating Rn w myself


PoutinePlays424

This week I’d go Evans. No particular reason just instinct speaking.


nadeyne

cmc owner offered me cmc for chubb and melvin gordon, do i accept?


YoungGryff

Wait


nadeyne

i have swift, tyson, and gibson, you sure i wait?


almond-joy25

No you take, your other rbs are good enough to hold you down a little, offers for McCaffrey don’t come easy, even if he’s out 6 weeks all that matters is playoffs anyways


nadeyne

i think youre right, i have adams, kupp, ridley as some of my wr so they could also make up some points, i accepted thanks bro


YoungGryff

I would wait to see what the injury diagnosis is. Could be out for a while and you’d be in a bad spot. My 2 cents


ahskdjewjdb

Team A: Nick Chubb Team B: DJ Moore and Melvin Gordon


almond-joy25

Team A, not a strong believer in melvin


mason124

Might have to start Jaylen Waddle or Golladay if Dionate can't go


liteshadow4

The worst part about the CMC injury is people are roasting me for "losing" a trade with CMC because they predicted he'd get injured.


tele2307

uh oh is sermon really projected for 9.92 points in yahoo .5 ppr?


Forever681

Will there be a stat correction for def?


TenaciousKielbasa

Have CMC. Picked up Chubba. Probably gonna go 0-3. That’s okay. Keep on truckin’


dustman83

I started robby Anderson in my flex (non ppr) instead of James white or trey sermon and am really regretting it. Knew the targets were low but was certain he'd break off a big play. Boy I was wrong.


hockeybrianboy

I still can’t believe I had the stones to drop Robby after week 1 despite the TD in a league with super short benches. Feeling better about it now.


benjaminbrixton

I had a fairly large payout on a parlay heading my way if Robby Anderson had netted 30+ yards. I knew Darnold wasn’t hitting him much but FUCK.


runthejewels19

Never start a thursday player in your flex


br4d1cal

Flexed DJ! Couldn't have asked for much Moore


Rollingstart45

Still shouldn’t be flexing Thursday players, doesn’t matter how they actually perform. It limits your options if there’s a surprise scratch of another starter on Sunday/Monday. Ex. Cooper is Q heading into Monday night. He’s in my flex, so if he is ruled out, I can replace him with a RB, WR, or TE in that game. If DJ was in my flex instead, and Cooper is out, my only option is to replace him another WR. Does it really matter? Not usually. But sometimes it can, so it’s a good habit to get into. Always put your latest-playing guys in the flex.


br4d1cal

Yeah I completely agree, just wanted to inject a DJ Moore pun


ignatious__reilly

I started Cooks in my flex and it was fantastic


Puzzled-Koala1568

The point is that now you've lost some flexibility on Sunday by not putting Cooks into a WR slot. Now if one of your WRs randomly gets hurt and can't play Sunday you can only replace him with another WR instead of having the flex spot open to plug in a RB.


runthejewels19

Ignorance is bliss i guess


dustman83

I meant, i put him in a WR spot and amari Cooper in flex since I wasn't sure if Cooper would play. Either way sucks


seancoutu

I can’t believe I had to stream Darnold and the bad man didn’t hurt me.


tx_drew

Flipping Chuba for Sutton is a an easy no brainer right? Nothing happened to Sutton? Just a cmac manager panicking?


Wundle

Yeah Sutton is good to go as far as I know


doubleliferedditorr

GAAAY


altum

Is it time to drop Robby Anderson? Drafted him after an ok last year to use as a flex but the last 3 weeks don't give me a ton of confidence in his usage. 3, 6 and 2 targets in the last 3 games. Don't have a player in mind to replace him but would you drop him at this point?


Hrvat1818

My 5th round in a 12 team and man has he just been awful


DJSLEEPEZ

Bro what… that’s insane.


Hrvat1818

Taking him that early? Isn’t that where he typically went


kangbang69

Unless you’re in an 8-team or below league, HELL NO.


Gorgeousginger

Im in a 12 teamer and im definitely dropping him for terrance marshall. I have dj moore so theyre only handcuffs but marshall just looks better


innocuous_gorilla

Banger of a matchup tonight between my Moore and his Cooks. I get the feeling this is one of those weeks where we both end as the top 2 scorers.


DiarrheaMouth69

I had them in my WR1 and 2 slots. It was a good day.


PossumWallop

Same here


Avko

Should I play Marvin Jones or Rondale Moore in flex? I have DK and Hopkins in my WR slots and already played cooks in my other flex slot. Thinking Moore is the ceiling play and Marvin Jones is the safe one


leffe186

Just something to think about - like the man above says - never play the Thursday night guys in your FLEX. If you play Cooks at WR, and then, say, Nuk is out (which might actually happen) then you’ve got more options.


Avko

That makes sense. Thanks! New to fantasy football but doing well so far! Placed second last year in 12 man with some vets Edit: in this case it doesn't matter too much because my bench is Rondale Moore, Marvin Jones and Pollard/Drake/Murray. In which case, I have a WR to fill my leftover slot no matter what and I can play whoever I want flex. Out of my 3 RBs realistically I would only consider playing Pollard so it works out just fine but I get what you're saying


FedIsFucked

If your opponent has a killer lineup and you think you might need a high ceiling play to win, then go moore. If you feel like you just need a safe pick or if opponent had CMC, then go Marvin


Avko

Appreciate the input!


ohreally7756

Marv


Avko

That's what I was thinking as well


Tittysprinkles29

I’m up against mccafrey this week, but I would rather lose than see a player like that get hurt. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery


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imready2leaveallthis

Yeah… he’d rather lose than see him get hurt. Which part did you not understand?


DoYouMissTheBlend

Bruh


chusifer24

so far cooks my WR1 over diggs and gronk my TE1 over kittle. who would have thought


ignatious__reilly

Also have Cooks and Gronk! And Moore!


benjaminbrixton

Hi fellow Cooks/Gronk owners!


anhizzle23

Got the to waiver and was going to use it to pick up Kareem Hunt. Now should I hold it for Hubbard?


synschecter115

In case you're not joking, no. Hunt should be rostered in all leagues.


Another1MitesTheDust

Each of the last three years my 1st or 2nd round pick has gotten hurt immediately. 2019: Tyreek Hill 2020: Austin Ekeler 2021: Christian McCaffrey I kinda want to go back to being more disconnected from the players.


hockeybrianboy

The last 2 times I had the #1 pick was CMC last year and David Johnson in ‘17; they played a combined 4 games. We all know that pain comrade.


Wundle

Last year was rough for me. McCaffrey and Kittle in the first and second


hockeybrianboy

I had CMC, Kittle, Mixon, Adams, Mostert, Ingram, Chark, Crowder, Wentz and Stafford on a superflex team last year. Pretty sure I hold our league record for weeks missed due to injury in a season. And somehow won it all.


Wundle

You must have been a beast in the waiver wire. I started 0-6 but somehow ended up getting to the finals but I lost. Gibson carried my team


hockeybrianboy

Yea it was easily the most exhausting season I’ve played; absurd # of transactions, # of proposed trades, etc. Herbert and Adams carried me, snuck into the playoffs at 6-7 and got good opponent luck.


Wundle

I picked up Josh Allen as a free agent right after the draft and I grabbed Calvin Ridley late so those 2 carried me hard


dodgerbowl

How much Faab we spending on Hubbard?


seattleiguess

You get what, two maybe three flex starts out of him?


wsr3ster

A hammy strain severe enough to rule cmc out basically immediately. This is headed toward 2020 mike Davis territory.


wantondavis

Nah, might be longer than 2-3 weeks but he ran off on his own and walked fine to medical tent. No chance he was coming back just to make it worse, but doesn't seem comparable to Davis territory


wsr3ster

I don’t think so if that were the case he would have been questionable to return. Hammy injuries tend to linger


WhOUDey

He's ass dude


imready2leaveallthis

I’m an ass dude as well


benjaminbrixton

ASSMAN


complicatedAloofness

Should I give my Dalvin Cook to receive CMC if I am 3-0? Sounds like the perfect time to strike


sgad89

No lol


Cpt_Kirk18

I did something similar to this when I was almost guaranteed a playoff spot last year. DONT DO THIS


Crimsic

Same. I did not make playoffs lol


Repulsive-Bear503

Glad I didn't play Robby Anderson


dustman83

I played him. I also have moore so robbys terrible game is sort of mitigated by Moores performance. Either way, terrible decision here.


Repulsive-Bear503

You played Moore and Robby?


imready2leaveallthis

I kind of want to play Hopkins and Moore this Sunday and I have Murray. But it’s risky if the cardinals don’t show up


Eissen350

Ayyy my opponent played Robby Anderson let’s gooooo gonna be interesting how I fumble the lead this weekend


Real-Deal-Stepper

What if CMC is ruled out for 9 weeks?


MillenialsSmell

I think that’s realistic. Seemed like he tore that hamstring. Some salty ass cmc owners in here acting like they didn’t see that hamstring pop.


Real-Deal-Stepper

Wouldnt you be on a cart and not walking though if you straight tore it?


MillenialsSmell

What? You don’t get carted off with a torn hamstring. If you tore the bottom, you limp a bit. If you tore the top, you drag the leg a lot more.


Real-Deal-Stepper

Alright I just googled it and am a hamstring doc now. So a grade 1 strain involves no tearing, and walking is mostly ok. You may feel sharp pain, but you'll be able to move the leg and probably walk. No running though. Grade 2 involves partial tearing of one or more muscles. In this case you may be hobbling or limping, so you may not need a cart, but you won't be walking normally. Grade 3 is a complete tear, and you'll be unable to extend your leg, and walking may require crutches. In my professional opinion, his injury is a Grade 1 possibly 2.


MrBenDerisgreat_

Godspeed, Dr. Google.


SnussZ

Thanks doc


dontwantleague2C

I was planning on starting Darnold but forgot to put him into my lineup and now I’m sad cuz he scored 25 points…


robotech021

You can't predict 2 rushing TD's from Darnold.


benjaminbrixton

Two passing TDs wouldn’t have been unexpected though and if it’s a 6 points per passing TD league then it still work out the same.


rogerc0pes

Had action tonight in 4/5 leagues. Played CMC and Robby Anderson in two, played against Panthers D and Moore in the other two. Looks like I’m in for a lonnnng week 3


dmn2e

>Looks like I’m in for a lonnnng week 3 Lucky you. For many of us, a week of football passes by so quickly.....more bang for your buck


rogerc0pes

Haha love the optimism. I’ll drink to that


mariodb6

Is trading CMC for Adams straight up a good move? Have Swift and Gibson at RB and could use some help at WR


Bakeddoritoman

If you feel like CMC is out for a while then yes otherwise no


Umbrellajack

The injury is unknown right? Just huge risk but probably worth it.


mariodb6

They said it’s a strain which will probably mean a few weeks but I’m worried it might linger


Umbrellajack

Cmc prob averages 7 ppg over Adams, and if he's out 5 weeks, it's worth it.


WhOUDey

I think Darnold is going to be an Andy Dalton type of QB where he's only as good as his teams weapons. I don't think that's a bad thing in itself since every team should try to get their QB weapons, but losing CMC will hurt, and if something happens to Moore I think Darnold will definitely look like the Jets Darnold.


taxicabkanefession88

WR1 Brandin Cooks


HowDoIEvenEnglish

He proved tonight he’s truly qb proof


Wundle

Preach


bagustin8

Was having regrets for streaming Darnold but whew haha


TheRisingBuffalo

Cooks is my wr4 after dj Moore, woods, and arob but man I hate seeing 20 points go to waste on the bench each week.


Reginon

im surprised you played woods over cooks


TayElectornica

Started Cooks over Woods. Happy so far, but we will see.


judiciousjones

Started cooks over ARob, feel the same way. Tempted to start Osborn over Woods because I need big points. I'm up against a stacked team.


ignatious__reilly

Yeah, I started Cooks tonight. Last two weeks were killing me watching all those points sit there like that. And man, I’m so glad I did. Consistent as shit hahaha


SchleptRightLeft

Got downvoted to oblivion for saying I started cooks over terry. Cooks got me 20.7 points for the night. I did it cuz I was nervous about White shadowing Terry and Bills best pass D so far. I have two WR slots left for the weekend. AJB, Mike Will and terry. Who we going with?


Ferggzilla

Mike Will and Terry. Something up with AJBeast. Hard to bench him tho.


SchleptRightLeft

I feel you man. I’ve been thinking about benching him but I know when I do he’ll go 100+ with 2 TDs. Tannehill hadn’t looked great, the O line is pretty bad and AJB has dropped passes left and right. A matchup with the colts is soooo intriguing tho. You don’t think terry will get clamped?


Ferggzilla

It’s a tough call. They’re all pretty good options. Good prob to have I suppose.


D_respect

Panthers are gonna be so bad without CMC


Megadog3

Fuck.


needsmocoffee

I told my friend to pick up Darnold in week 1, he did. Then he dropped him for Winston in week 2. He asked if he should drop Winston and pick up Darnold for week 3 and I said yes. Hope he got him in time. Edit: He got him in time. Got him 25 points.


shitstain10

saw some guy say hes starting robby anderson over diontae because of the injury lol. not saying that was a bad move at all but thats gotta sting. might as well have played diontae


TheSmokedSalmon420

Right before halftime I was pissed I started cooks after they had thrown 5 total passes but the dude still finished with a solid game. He’s been awesome.


D_respect

He’s by far their best player. They should be trying to get him the ball every play


TwoHeadedBoyTwo

I don’t think he’s that good but gotta be happy for Darnold getting out of that shithole NYC and their mouth breather fans and finding a place that actually supports him


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Michiganmade44

You mean rn or before the game? If rn then that trade should be vetoed


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magus500

Lame


LeoFireGod

Robby is booty cheeks so good trade


Djason_Unchaind

Facing Cooks and Moore this week. Not a great start.


crashh1220

Starting cooks and moore this week. pretty good start.


ignatious__reilly

Same! Fuck yes!


TheMightyUnderdog

8.8/PPR from Marshall, not bad. That one catch near the 5yd line almost gave him his "boom game"...if there was 1 defender zeroing in on him instead of 2 he probably gets that TD. Moore is "the guy." Marshall is still a soft hold (hold unless there is someone better on waivers, then he could be a drop). Robby...\*sigh\*


Shaft_

Why the hell did they extend Robby if there not gonna use him? Jesus.


skurkles

Gotta get open to be used


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garnetgoggles

Kirk if Hopkins is out.


RetroFrisbee

Claypool easy


jamesjay2

Claypool


iamking1111

Claypool


FishKnees

shout out to Brandin Cooks who has just been golden this year. if he just averaged a conservative 70ypg, which seems very possible considering how often he's targeted, it will be his best year yet at ~1300 yards. if he continues his pace--which he won't--he'll finish with 1800 yards. maybe a sell high candidate if you don't want to rely on a Texan.


ElLions16

The extent of the injury isn't known yet, but is it worth me looking at options for trading? I've got Miles Sanders, Eli Mitchell and Damien Harris as my other RBs. I'm new to fantasy but I feel like I'll be ok riding the 3 others out for the time being. I'm pretty set on the WR front - Diggs, Metcalf, DJ Moore, DJ Chark and Marvin Jones so usually my FLEX option involves a WR instead of a RB.


trojan_man16

I'd rotate those three until CMC comes back. Play matchups. Flexing a WR is usually better anyway.


ElLions16

When you say Play Matchups - you're referring to who the RB is vsing that weekend and obviously putting in whoever has the best matchup, is that right? Thanks for the advice <3


trojan_man16

Yes. The two that play against the worst rushing defenses go in. Next week Harris plays Tampa so he'd be the one to bench.


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I think Sanders and Damien should be serviceable. Probably wait until the MRI and get and idea for how long he’s gonna be out before doing anything.


ElLions16

Yeah, true - I wasn't in a state of panic - just needed reassurance which this sub has given me thus far <3


ItWasMyWifesIdea

Trading right after an injury is going to give you the lowest return for McCaffrey. If you can win some without him, your best bet is probably going to be to hold. It sounds like this is a hamstring strain. These things are variable and hard to predict, but odds are he'll be back in no more than a few weeks and available for the fantasy football playoffs. Your roster sounds good enough to me that I would guess you should just hold McCaffrey. Hopefully you have an IR spot to put him in.


ElLions16

Thanks for that advice - Yeah I got 3 IR spots and only 1 is in use, so I'm good in that department.


Dj_sleep_ez

You should be okay, I’m not high on Elijah, hopefully you can put a claim on Hubbard if it’s multi week for cmc


ElLions16

yeah fair, I'll put in a claim on Hubbard if it's a multi week thing. The most frustrating thing coming to fantasy NFL from NBA is the weekly reset of waiver priority. It's common from what I read in fantasy NFL, but I think it's silly, you shouldn't be rewarded for being bottom of the table week in week out.


SenorTrollBad

That’s a league dependent thing. My league isn’t set up that way. Mine is based on who used the wire the latest. Other leagues use FAAB and try to bid on guys on the waiver


ElLions16

Yeah true - I'm just surprised it's even a thing to be honest.


seat_one

Fuck Robby Anderson


zDm1899

Dude got nothing thrown his way tonight. Darnold had eyes for one guy.


WestLoopDad

Can't wait to rage drop him on Tuesday.


_armalitethrowaway1

Hear hear


joemax4boxseat

Thank you Mr. Darnold!


kayrope

Every girl at NFL Network is 🔥I swear


TwoHeadedBoyTwo

Waking up to Kay Adams every morning 🤤


join_the_bandwagon

Where is the guy who said dont cuff your own players lol


dontwantleague2C

Idk but I’m the guy that said do cuff your own players. Ya welcome CMC owners. Doesn’t look like he’ll be that good anyway (at least for people who don’t have CMC).


SupaButt

I was thinking the same thing! Lol. “WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!”


murso74

Don't know that I'm super excited about hubba. I think I'd rather have Mattison right now, which I do. And yes I know he had that one bad game where they were behind last year


join_the_bandwagon

I have both and not excited but relieved I'm not gonna have to start Darrell Henderson and mike davis/patterson as my rb1 and rb2


Squishyflap

I literally have both, probably still fucked


TheGreyt

Hubba looked good at the end of the game, spend that faab gents.